Tottenham announce new three-year contract for Under-21 captain

18-year-old George Abbott has agreed a new contract at Tottenham Hotspur, with the midfielder committing his future to the club until 2027.

Abbott has been with Tottenham since he was eight years old, progressing through the age groups in the club’s academy to become a key part of the impressive Under-21 side this season.

He has 15 appearances this season across all competitions for the youth side, scoring two goals and registering one assist (Transfermarkt).

Abbott only made the step up to the Under-21 side last summer, but has excelled at the higher age group. He has filled various positions in Wayne Burnett‘s team, including right-back, centre-back, and central midfield.

The Spurs Under-21 side finished top of the Premier League 2 table, and now have to make their way through the play-offs in order to secure the top prize.

George Abbott
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New contract for George Abbott

But, it looks like Abbott has cause for celebration already, as the club has announced the teenager has put pen to paper on a new three-year contract.

The announcement reads: “We are delighted to announce that George Abbott has signed a new contract with the Club, which will run until 2027. The 18-year-old first joined us in the Under-8s and has been an influential figure in our Academy sides during the subsequent years.”

It adds that Abbott has “further demonstrated his versatility this term” for the range of positions he has played in for the Under-21s, and recognises his achievements as part of the team that won the Under-17 and Under-18 Premier League Cup double last season.

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In a season where players like Jamie Donley, Will Lankshear, and Yago Santiago are shining for the youth team, it’s nice to see a player who goes under the radar recognised, too. The fact he has been chosen as captain of that team says a lot about Abbott’s talent and attitude.

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